The past few weeks I’ve seen tonnes of Halloween themed articles and blogs, which gave me the inspiration for this post.
Despite buying pumpkins every year, I’ve never attempted to use them to make my own face masks.
So here’s how to make your own pumpkin face mask, using only three ingredients.
The three ingredients are:
Starting with your pumpkin, carve it up into large slices.
As I made face masks for me and my mum, I cooked two slices. Allow for one slice of pumpkin per face mask.
I placed the pumpkin on to a tray and placed it in the oven on a medium setting. I found the pumpkin was soft after 40-50 minutes, but it’s best just to keep checking on it.
Once the pumpkin’s soft, cut off the skin and cut the flesh into smaller pieces.
I then placed the pumpkin into a blender, adding a big squeeze of honey and blended until it was a puree texture.
The final step is to put your face mask into a bowl and add the oats on top, before stirring in.
I applied the mask to my face for ten minutes, before washing off.
My first attempt at this mask, had more lumps and texture, as you can see below.
My second attempt was a lot smoother, as I blended the pumpkin for longer. The lumps you can see are the oats.
After using this mask, I find my skin felt tighter, smoother and softer. it also helped reduce my pores and any blemishes.
So how do the three key ingredients work?
Pumpkin-Pumpkin is a powerful antioxidant that fights wrinkles. It contains vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as magnesium, potassium and iron. Pumpkin also contains enzymes that help to dissolve dead skin cells.
Honey-Honey is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic for skin, making it great at reducing blemishes. Honey is moisturising, as well as full of antioxidants.
Plain Oats-The third and final ingredient in this face mask is plain oats. Oats add a scrub like texture.
Let me know if you make your own pumpkin face mask.